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#CollectiveResistance: Decolonizing Childhood Coalition

July 11, 2019


Wee the People Boston has teamed with two dozen organizations to make a public statement calling for action on behalf of immigrant families who are separated and detained by the U.S. government. We, as a community are asked to take action or to donate to the fundraiser. “As we head into a weekend of mass #LightsforLiberty protests, […]

July Releases

July 1, 2019

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Please, let me know what I’m missing! 2 July Teen Titans: Raven by Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo. D C Ink. ages 12-16 When a tragic accident takes the life of the only family she’s ever known, 16-year-old Raven is sent to New Orleans to start over. She soon discovers that she can hear the thoughts of […]

#collectiveResistance: Indiana Youth Group

June 28, 2019

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The 19th annual Indiana Youth Group (IYG) Art Auction will be held on Saturday, August 17, from 5 – 8:00 pm on the Ohana Floor of Salesforce Tower in Indianapolis, IN. This will be a night to celebrate art and the work IYG does for the LGBTQ+ youth of Indiana – and what better place […]

How We Are Called

June 26, 2019


What do you think about the strategy stores use to greet shoppers, the one where no matter where the employee is located when a customer enters the store, they’re expected to shout a greeting? I don’t like my arrival being announced like that so, the yelling doesn’t make me feel any more welcomed that if […]

Weekend Highlight: Competency Was Built

June 17, 2019


Hi, remember me? I’m Edith, and this is my blog. I’ve really not been blogging much here lately and have decided to hang out the ‘gone fishing’ sign for the next few weeks, but first I just have to blog about last weekend. “The Building Cultural Competency in Today’s Children’s Publishing Industry: A Working Symposium” […]

June Releases

June 3, 2019

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4 June Virtually Yours by Sarvenaz Tash. Simon and Schuster. 14-18 College freshman Mariam uses a new virtual reality dating service and is matched not only with her new best friend, Jeremy, but also with her high school ex-boyfriend, Caleb. 4 June Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian. Balzer + Bray. ages 12-18 It’s 1989 in […]

Syllabus : The Dark Fantastic

May 24, 2019


If you missed ordering your copy of The Dark Fantastic : Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to the Hunger Games by Dr. Ebony Elizabeth Thomas (NYU Press), you missed big! The book has outsold its first run and new books will need to be printed to fill the growing demand. It is truly […]

When You Get Lit : And Burn

May 21, 2019


I’ve been struggling with a topic for this essay for weeks now with my mind flooding with memories from my 12 years as a classroom teacher. I could just write a book and fill it with faces and their stories. I want to document my first principal, the one who hired white teachers in the […]

book review: The Field Guide to the North American Teenager

May 15, 2019

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Title: The Field Guide to the North American Teenager Author: Ben Philippe date: Balzer + Bray/Alloy; January 2019 main character: Norris Kaplan young adult romantic fiction Many think all resistance is good. Politically, it is certainly necessary to pushback again agendas that are oppressive, inequitable or unjust. I find that on a personal level, my […]